competition http://peoriapublicradio.org en Robotics regional competition kicks-off in Pekin http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/robotics-regional-competition-kicks-pekin <div>The international FIRST Robotics competition kicked-off today in Pekin. Students in FIRST Robotics build and operate robots from identical boxes of parts with the goal of the robots competing in like tasks against other teams. The Central Illinois regional events includes forty teams from six midwestern states. Tessa Boots is on the high school robots team in O’Fallon, Illinois. &nbsp;She says you don’t have to be fluent in engineering to compete:</div><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 23:53:01 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19640 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Robotics regional competition kicks-off in Pekin East Peoria to get new residential cable option http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/east-peoria-get-new-residential-cable-option <p></p><div><p></p>East Peoria residents will have another cable provider to choose from this summer. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports the City Council approved a franchise agreement with ITV-3:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;The agreement means Comcast won’t be the only residential provider of TV, internet and phone service in East Peoria. &nbsp;ITV-3 is owned by the same family that owns Family Video rental chain. &nbsp;Levi Dinkla is Vice President of ITV-3. He says the agreement means more healthy competition:</div><p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 04:19:15 +0000 Alex Rusciano 2005 at http://peoriapublicradio.org East Peoria to get new residential cable option